Resident Evil 6
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Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2013. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus, as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.
Starting with three distinct, yet interwoven story threads, each with their own pair of protagonists for either solo or co-op play, both offline and online, not only will Resident Evil 6 deliver both different perspectives and gameplay styles but, with the introduction of the innovative Crossover mechanic players will be able to team up and share the horror. At key moments during the game, up to four players can join together online to tackle a specific situation, with some stages seeing the usual partnerships swapped to further increase the depth of gameplay.
Once players have completed the initial three campaigns they will unlock an all new campaign featuring Resident Evil’s very own femme fatale, Ada Wong. A single player experience, Ada’s campaign features unique missions, gameplay and weapons which will provide answers to the unanswered questions from the first three campaigns.
Horror on a global scale:
No longer confined to a specific location, the outbreak of the C-virus is worldwide with the action taking place in North America, Eastern Europe and China The most expansive Resident Evil game to date- Experience the horror through four distinct yet intertwined campaigns:
Not only does each story cross paths, but so does the action – At significant points when the narrative draws pairs of characters together, the all new Crossover mechanic allows up to four players to experience the horror together online
Solo or co-op play:
Resident Evil 6 delivers both single and two player co-op gameplay either offline or online (however Ada Wong’s campaign is one player only)
New threats on the rise:
Confront the results of the C-virus in all its varied and deadly forms including zombies, J’avo, Chrysalids, and much more Agent Hunt Mode - In this all new online mode for the Resident Evil series, experience the action from the other side. As a ‘hunter’, join the enemy side to become one of the game’s zombies, J’avo or other C-virus mutations and infiltrate another active game session to eliminate the human characters.
Play your way:
Use skill points to upgrade your character to provide faster reload speed, improved firepower or increase your health bar with the Character Skill system
Redesigned control system:
Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot while moving; slide; roll in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack
Players will once more be able to enjoy the highly popular Mercenaries Mode
Localized voice over:
Resident Evil 6 will include fully localized voice over in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as subtitles in Japanese, Russian, Polish, Brazilian and Portuguese.
Now with 50% more explosionsDeltaBladeX | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all DeltaBladeX's reviews »
The newest game in the Resident Evil series, this game covers a number of characters from earlier titles, including Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong, as well as newly introduced characters like Jake Muller, as they deal with the newest virus outbreak. Sadly, the game isn't perfect, with a number of flaws that can drive off fans, but it can still be a fun title to play through.
Story A new terrorist organization calling itself Neo-Umbrella has managed to release their newest virus, and you will get to play through four different campaigns to find out exactly what is happening. There are a few surprises through the story, and I recommend leaving Ada for last as her campaign will spoil quite a bit otherwise.
Presentation Graphically, the game is beautiful. Capcom didn't skimp on the visuals, with enemy models showing damage as you take them down, and the human characters looking pretty great as well. Locations are nice, and blurry textures were pretty rare during my time with the game.
On to the sound, and most of it is good here. For the music, it rarely did much to get me scared, but it never got irritating. The sound effects are a lot better, and the voice acting is well down, with the growls and moans from the zombies being just what I want to hear in a horror game.
Controls Break out that 360 gamepad. Dealing with quick time events on the keyboard was a pain, and this game has a fair number of them. Its a lot easier to pull that stuff off with the gamepad. Once you are using one, controls shouldn't be a problem, the mapping for it is just fine.
Gameplay And now for the most important part of any review, how the game plays. Sadly, this section is where it starts to get disappointing. Resident Evil 4 and 5 were shifting the series away from survival horror to an action game, and it seems as if this is finally done. Helicopters attempting to gun you down in the streets, running for your life as everything explodes behind you, gun fights everywhere you look, the series has changed a lot since the release of the original Resident Evil.
While there are still a lot of zombies, mostly in the Leon campaign, most of your fights will instead be with the J'avo, mutated humans who still have access to all sorts of guns and other weapons. Would will be spending a fair chunk of battles taking cover from your enemies and popping out to let off your own bursts of fire. Damage their body and they may mutate further to deal with it, such as growing new limbs to replace the damaged ones or becoming beast like creatures which require more work to bring down.
Between chapters, you can purchase bonus skills to help your character, ranging from higher damage against certain enemy types and getting more item drops, to infinite ammo for your weapons once you have beaten all the campaigns.
Lifespan Here the game isn't too bad. As well as a campaign that can last about 20 hours, there are a few extra modes like the classic Mercenaries mode, the multiplayer Agent Hunt mode, and a few others which can be purchased as DLC. I don't have any of the DLC, so can't tell you how they play, unfortunately.
Mercenaries has you against a large number of zombies and dealing with a timer. Rush to take them down, with each kill granting you more time, but trying to stay alive won't be easy. There is also the No Mercy mode for Mercenaries, which allows co-op and includes content from the Left 4 Dead series from Valve.
Agent Hunt is an interesting idea. In this mode, you will take control of a random enemy and connect to a game of another user. You will then get the chance to attempt to kill the user yourself. Should he manage to take you down, you will simply become yet another creature in that map. The monster you become can range from the standard zombie or J'avo to some of the more powerful infected creatures.
As well as the bonus modes, there are a number of collectables to find and destroy during the campaign, which unlock profiles and character models.
Glitches One rather annoying problem I had with this game was a glitch that causes the game to take a fair bit of time to start up. This doesn't effect everyone, but if you do get it, you can be left waiting a while just to play the game. I only need to wait on a blank screen for three minutes, but while looking on forums for help, I found others who were waiting up to fifteen minutes. That this is still a problem nine months after release makes me doubt it will get patched any time soon.
Closing Despite the shift in focus for the series, this isn't a horrible game. It can be incredibly fun if you just want to mow down hundreds of enemies. Sadly, it isn't anything impressive, and with the glitch I mentioned above, I honestly can't give this a higher score.
Hard one...DeaD | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all DeaD's reviews »
This game has it, not a question. Even so I wouldn't say that it's perfect. Yeah it offers four different stories, that's a plus. It looks good, here's another one. Offers coop, for me that's at least two more.
Now it's time for the "but" part. Yup you have Leon there, but those infected ones are not zombies, at least not the one he is used to. It may be not that big of a problem, still in the long run, it isn't so nice killing everything but zombies. For example there is a "nemesis" (no, not in that way), who transforms quite a lot into, well...pretty much everything. For the first time it's ok, in the end annoying.
Despite the different stories, they all have the same problem. You have to walk through pretty scenes, killing everything on your way, but sooner or later you find your pretty one, who just can't die. So you run. It seems like it has lost your trail, but... uhm. nope. Another try and another and...be off with it! Yup for me that was the worst part. Apart from that, the game is nice. Keeps you entertaining, sometime it seems a bit too linear, but it's more than ok. Definitely worth it's price.
Decent Action GameBulletter | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all Bulletter's reviews »
The truth is this is a decent action game with several interwoven stories that barely sync up in any meaningful way but it's NOT a Resident Evil game per se or even a "survival horror" game. If this game were called something else and not associated with Resident Evil it probably would have done a lot better and would have been looked at differently. There are mode outside of the story that are basically survive until time runs out and you can now buy the skills you want in your load out including infinite ammo after you have beaten all the chapters. Ada Wong's story is the only story mode I still play. Her story is the closest, and I use that liberally, to a Resident Evil story. She's solo and has 2 or 3 actual puzzles to solve. Overall. if it's on sale and you're bored pick it up. Other than that - meh.
They could have done betterZullivan1987 | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all Zullivan1987's reviews »
Gameplay: 8.5 / Technology: 7 / Graphics: 8 / Sound: 9.5 / Innovation: 7
Gameplay The game itself is good I liked the character movements make the gameplay itself I really liked, but something that annoyed me was the camera is terrible from my point of view, I think this horrible could have improved Graphics We could have exploited that here what a pc gives this aspect you could have improved a lot, but anyway I liked the graphics Sound It's what I liked most I found very good The game could have improved a lot by adding some options for controls
Great Gameaznsnsn | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all aznsnsn's reviews »
A lot of people have been saying that this game sucks. I honestly disagree. One of the annoying things about resident evil was the inability to shoot and move at the same time. The melee attacks have been revamped, making killing zombies even funner with various counter attacks and coup-de-grace. I like the creepiness that leon's campaign brings back into the series. Overall, a great buy.